Pupils learn English outside under trees in their spectacular countryside school

By Jill Dando News

Pupils have been learning English outside under trees in their spectacular countryside school.

Pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset linked their beautiful grounds to their English lessons this week – another example of their passion for delivering the curriculum outdoors.

After discussing figurative language the pupils chose their favourite spot underneath the picturesque trees, photographed one and then described it. 

One pupil wrote: “The tree roots were like snakes in the ground.”

King Alfred the Great

The school site is in one of Britain’s most picturesque settings near the Mendip Hills once inhabited by King Alfred the Great.

Earlier this year pupils and staff unveiled their stunning new Learning Lodge with hexagonal features and sensory plants – opening up even more opportunities for outside learning.

Principal Emma Barker said: “Our pupils really thrive in their outside learning and it was wonderful that they could learn about English why exploring our inspirational environment. We were told some superb figurative language.”

Their new Learning Lodge will support all subjects including maths, English, religious education, computing, Science and more.

The school, which has a history in the village over 150 years ago, is situated in incredibly stunning grounds with sports pitches, a forest school, adventure playground, and next door to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust and has its own Jill Dando News Centre for pupils.

If you’d like to know more about the school, get in touch info@ppsa.theplt.org.uk